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Marid
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Faction CSAT
Type Armoured Personnel Carrier
Seats 11 seats:
  • 1× Driver
  • 1× Gunner
  • 1× Commander
  • 8× Passengers
Item capacity Max: 3000 kg
  • 12× Weapons
  • 128× Magazines
  • 12× Backpacks
Top speed 96 km/h on land

10 km/h in water

Fuel capacity 60 L
Primary armament Main:
  • 1× Remote RCWS 12.7 mm HMG
  • 1× Remote RCWS 40 mm GMG
Secondary armament Defensive:
  • 1× Smoke Generator
Variants None
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The MSE-3 Marid is a wheeled Armoured Personnel Carrier that is used by Mediterranean and Pacific CSAT forces in ArmA 3.

Overview Edit

  • Roles:
    • Troop transport
    • Fire support
« The MSE-3 Marid is an amphibious 6-wheeled APC used by the OPFOR army. It's an agile and maneuverable vehicle with a low silhouette and compact size. Its reliability and maintenance costs match the western APCs. It's fitted as standard with an RCWS turret with 40mm GMG and 6.5mm LMG and is able to carry up to 8 soldiers in the cargo space.
Field Manual
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Design Edit

The MSE-3 is a 6x6 armoured personnel carrier that can be adapted to suit many roles, not limited to but including reconnaissance, troop transport, and fire support.

It is fitted with an RCWS turret that is armed with a dual-mount 12.7 mm heavy machine gun and 40 mm automatic grenade launcher.

The turret's HMG feeds from a single 200-round belt of 12.7 mm ammunition and has a further 3 belts in reserve. The GMG on the other hand, is pre-loaded with a single 96-round belt with 40 mm grenades fitted with high-explosive (HE) warheads. Unlike the HMG, the GMG only has a single belt that it can reload from.

A relatively compact-sized APC, it has good handling both on and off-road and has a decent turn rate. It is also amphibious-capable and can cross water channels while providing cover fire for dismounted troops.

However, it has the least amount of armour protection compared to its NATO and AAF counterparts even with slat cages attached to it. Nor does it possess the same kind of firepower that would enable it to tackle threats beyond infantry and other soft targets. Nonetheless, it is still decently armoured enough to at least be able to protect its crew and passengers from small arms fire and non-large explosives.

The MSE-3 has a seating capacity of eleven personnel including the crew. The crew includes the driver, gunner and commander.

Camouflage Edit

  • Hex: Arid Hexacam camouflage pattern. Useful for forested, grass plains, and desert environments. Changes any applied camo nets to use a two-tone desert camouflage pattern.
  • Green Hex: Tropical Hexacam pattern camouflage. This is used in heavily forested and tropic environments. Attached camo netting will use a two-tone woodland camouflage pattern

Components Edit

  • Slat Cage (Hull): Attaches slat cages around the entire hull except for the turret. Slat cages will protect the MSE-3 from non-AP munitions but can be destroyed after multiple hits.
  • Camo Net (Hull): Drapes most of the hull in camouflage netting (the turret itself is not covered). Partially conceals covered sections from thermal sensors.

Trivia Edit

  • The Marid is based on the real-world 6x6 variant of the "Arma", a Turkish-made APC designed by Otokar.
  • Marid translates to "rebellious" in Arabic, and is often synonymous with demons.

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See also Edit

Vehicles of comparable role and configuration Edit